Saturday December 27th, 2008

I tried getting a photo of the cats with a Santa hat on but it was next to impossible. They weren't overly impressed each time I came close.

Christmas was somewhat uneventful. The day consisted of work. I am currently putting together some video that I taped while at school. Hope to post it a little later ... depending on how it turns out.

It's hard to believe we are a few days away from 2009. Gosh, time flies ...

Six Weeks of Winter ...

Tuesday, 8am, 17°.

I have six more weeks of Taiwan winter before I find myself back in summer. Absolutely no complaints here! I've booked my flight which is scheduled to leave on the afternoon of January 27th.

I finally got around to telling my father about my plans and it went better than expected. I got the typical 'save your money', 'there are bombs going off over there', and 'those people are crazy' type comments. It seems to me that bombs are going off in all corners of the world though, not just Asia. Every country has a bit of crazy ... and yes, some a bit more than others. Am I going to let that stop me from doing the things I want in life? Nope.

The way I see it ... you get one time around. During that time, you can choose to shelter yourself up in routine life or you can opt to get out there and experience the things that make the world what it is.

It's a very easy choice for me. One needs to take the opportunity when it presents itself. I've worked hard to make it present itself and now it's here.

I'm taking it!

Friday December 12th, 2008

And yet another photo of my cat ... Datsun. What can I say? I don't get out much! Actually, that's not true. I've been too busy as of late. Perhaps it's better to say, it is my camera that hasn't been getting out. Hopefully this will change very soon!

Time is ticking ...

I can't believe it's almost Christmas. The trees are up at school but it doesn't feel much like the season. Yesterday, I was hiking in shorts and a tank. I found some new trails out back and one of them led me to the point above. As it was a work day, I didn't go down. I wasn't exactly sure where I'd end up.

The newspapers today state that some unexploded bombs have been found throughout India ... two in a bag at the main train station in Mumbai and a few more in various luxury hotels. They have put the airports on high alert as they've received threats of possible airborne attacks. I still have a few weeks before I need to make any decisions.

I am very ready to make them. Now if everything else would only cooperate ...